WR Derwin Burgess (5-11 177) of Riverdale, GA was among the first prospects to visit USC last Sunday when the recruiting season for the 2021 class went live again. Burgess and his mother came in for an unofficial visit to follow up on the offer he recently received from Will Muschamp. Burgess likes the Gamecocks based off the visit and will be returning March 28th for another look.
“My visit went well,” Burgess said. “I talked with Coach Muschamp, the offensive coordinator and the strength coach. They told me I was needed there, I was wanted there really. They said they can see me play anywhere. That’s the good good thing about me. They can see me anywhere.”
Burgess also holds Power-5 offers from Tennessee, Florida State, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia Tech. Coastal Carolina also has offered. He plans to visit Florida State this weekend, but the visit to USC gave him plenty to consider regarding eventually committing to the Gamecocks.
“It definitely elevated them,” Burgess said. “Seeing everybody and meeting everybody, it’s one thing for them to talk to me on the phone, it’s another thing for me to see it myself. “They know how I feel. I liked it while I was there and they made me feel at home. The people are down to earth and genuine. It felt like home.”
According to MaxPreps, last season Burgess had 28 catches for 463 yards and 5 touchdowns. He’s rated a 3-star prospect and the #77 recruit in Georgia for 2021 by the 247Sports composite.